The Tavern is a family friendly story suitable for all high school, amateur, community & professional troupes.
The Tavern is royalty free to high schools, amateur & community theaters.
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Left to Right: Chris Lassiter, Jon Ari, Matt Eaton, Josh Cummings, Brian Malik, Travis Carlson & Matt Dobe
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WEBSITE NOTICE - As of October 8th 2015, Comcast (CC) will be canceling all 'personal' webpages so i am led to believe that the Tavern website will be automatically deleted because i am using part of my 2 gigs of CC's webspace they give to their customers to host the site. I have no plans at this time to find new free webspace and do not wish to use something that will be filled with adverts or webspace i don't have the money to pay for. My thanks to those who have visited the site over the years, i just wish that the Tavern had been produced more often! -Jim
the post-production Tavern
(335k pdf -
Includes Script, Character Description Pages & Authors Post-Production Script Notes & Production Suggestions & Ideas)
Download April 14th 2007 Video production ACT 1 (200 meg wmv file)
Download April 14th 2007 Video production ACT 2 (200 meg wmv file)
Original video recorded on mono VHS (2 cameras).
The song lyrics in the script supercede those of the song demo's as
the songs were written before the script.
Added song LYRICS link to songs page.
Larger jpg DESKTOP PICTURE of the Tavern model pic.
PDF Chord & Lyric Sheets Added To Songs Page.
DVD production COVER artwork, 1.3 mg jpg
Original production PROGRAM, 500k pdf
**************************NEW FOR 2014*****************************
All of Jims Tavern Set Build Pics in a handy 141 meg zip file!
I've recieved some requests for additional behind the scenes build pics and rather than personally emailing individual (and large) picture files, it would be easier to just make them available in bulk where you can see more of the detailed (and sometimes wacky) goings on... you've been warned!
set, music & lyrics by Jim Lassiter
April 11-14th 2007 Production Details:
Directed by Peter Mehegan
Video directed by Peter Mehegan
Lead sheets transcribed by Jim Snarski, music teacher, author & woodwind player of the Fife & Drum Duo of New England
Music directed by Mike Blakeslee
Additional orchestration by Mike Blakeslee
& performed by the PA music dept. students.
Choreography by Stephanie Blanchette
The story weaves in and out between the 'real' world of the tavern and
the Storyteller's story, maybe even blurring the lines at times.
an age long past in a land so far away from here you could never possibly
hope to get there by walking unless you have very long legs, and even
then, you'd probably be put off by the weather, was a small tavern in
a coastal fishing village.
Tavern is sometimes visited by a person known only as the Storyteller.
He's a strange person who wanders the land telling stories and swapping
news between towns and villages and will occasionally deliver the mail
and a baby or two if there's no doctor around.
The Tavern is proudly made in the USA!
Jim Lassiter 10 Cheryl Drive Allenstown, NH 03275
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I'd like to take a moment and ask visitors to say a prayer for our troops everywhere in the world for a successful mission and a safe return home.
Above is my son Chris who played the Storyteller in my Tavern musical.
After graduating high school in 2009, he joined the Army National Guard (Inf/Mtn) and spent a year in Afganistan.
We are proud of him and his fellow troops and glad they are home safe and sound.
Let Us Never Forget
It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN who salutes the Flag,
It is the VETERAN who serves under the Flag,
ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD,
AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.
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